It looks like Facebook may soon be able to nudge you to spend less time in its app.
The company appears to be testing a new feature that shows statistics about “your time on Facebook,” which could help remind users to take breaks from the app.
Screenshots of the feature reveal a new menu that shows you how many minutes you’ve spent in the Facebook app over the last week. There’s also a “manage your time” section, which will send you a notification when you’ve reached a pre-determined time limit in the app.
Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but such a feature would fit in with the company’s increasing emphasis on ensuring “time well spent.” While the social network and others have historically valued time spent in its app, tech companies are facing increasing scrutiny over the addictive qualities of their products.
It’s not clear when these features will officially launch, but their presence in the code for Android app suggests the company is actively testing them out. Facebook typically tests new features among its own employees before launching them more widely.